Akhir dari Mechanical Desktop

Mechanical Desktop mungkin cukup banyak dipakai di Indonesia. Bagi para penggunanya, mungkin ini kabar yang tidak mengenakkan. Tapi mungkin juga banyak yang sudah memperkirakan hal ini akan terjadi.

Sudah sejak beberapa waktu yang lalu saya mendengar kabar ini, namun baru berani posting ini setelah ada di Autodesk Blog: http://blogs.autodesk.com/engineeringeducation

Sejak beberapa tahun yang lalu, Mechanical Desktop tidak lagi dijual oleh Autodesk. Meski masih dapat diperoleh dengan membeli Inventor, sebagai compliment. Tahun ini, Mechanical Desktop 2009 adalah versi terakhir yang dikeluarkan Autodesk. Itupun harus di download/request secara terpisah. Mulai tahun depan, tidak akan ada lagi Mechanical Desktop. Tidak akan ada Mechanical Desktop 2010.

Ini pengumuman resmi yang dirilis via email untuk subscription customer, pengguna Mechanical Desktop:

Autodesk has terminated development of Autodesk® Mechanical Desktop® and will no longer release new versions of the product. This decision was made to allow Autodesk to focus on the development of the Autodesk® Inventor® and AutoCAD® Mechanical product lines.

As a result of this decision, Mechanical Desktop 2009 becomes the last version of the product to be made available.

Autodesk recognizes that our customers have created many Mechanical Desktop files containing their intellectual property. To protect this data, Autodesk is taking the following actions:


- In accordance with section 2.2.3 of the Subscription Terms and Conditions, Autodesk Support will continue to provide product support for Subscription customers for a period of no less than three years after the removal of Mechanical Desktop from the Inventor product line.

- Autodesk will continue to make Mechanical Desktop 2009 available for download with future releases of Inventor.

- Autodesk will continue to support the DWG Import wizard for Mechanical Desktop parts, assemblies and drawings.

- Despite anything to the contrary in our Subscription terms and conditions or our license agreement(s), Autodesk will allow customers the right to continue using earlier versions of Mechanical Desktop with Inventor releases.

For additional information, please contact your reseller.

Thank you for choosing Subscription for your Autodesk products.

Sincerely,

The Autodesk Subscription Team

Posted by Simon Bosley
Product Manager
Autodesk